Steven Carlsen

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Steven Carlsen, Board Chair

Mr. Carlsen has been President of Shadowbrook Advising since 2006. He is Chairman of the Underwriting Committee of Orchid Underwriters, has been one of its directors since 2014 and served as Chairman of its Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Carlsen was co-founder of Endurance Specialty Holdings where he served from 2001 to 2017, including as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Underwriting Officer. Mr. Carlsen began his career as a property facultative underwriter from 1979 to 1981 and later as a treaty account executive from 1985 to 1986 for Swiss Reinsurance Company. Mr. Carlsen spent the intervening years, 1981 to 1985, with the Reinsurance Division of Allstate Insurance Company. He joined NAC Re in 1986, ultimately heading their Property and Miscellaneous Treaty Department (which included aviation, marine, surety and finite business). In 1994, Mr. Carlsen served as Chief Underwriter-North America at CAT Limited and in 1997, he co-founded CAT Limited’s finite insurer, Enterprise Re. Since 1999 until he joined Endurance in 2001, Mr. Carlsen worked as a consultant, principally with three Morgan Stanley Private Equity insurance ventures and Plymouth Rock Group. Mr. Carlsen holds a BA in Mathematics from Cornell University and a PhD in Economics from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.